The 2023 will start with the lecture series Alternative perspectives to Arctic research that brings together international scholars interested in the Arctic. All of the lectures in this series are linked to the new volume Critical Studies of the Arctic: Unravelling the North (2022, Palgrave Macmillan), edited by Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen and Monica Tennberg.

The lecture series includes introductions to aesthetics by Joonas Vola, affects by Kirsten Thisted, biopolitics by Julian Reid, critical geopolitics by Liling Xu, intersectionality by Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, legal anthropology by Reetta Toivanen, moral economy by Frank Sejersen, narratives by Monica Tennberg, neoliberal governmentality by Gail Russel, socio-legal studies by Marjo Lindroth and queer studies by Leena-Maija Rossi.

The lecturers are affiliated with the universities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lapland, London and Toronto. The 11-hour lecture series offers new insights and openings for discussion on Arctic research.

The lecture series is intended at University of Lapland students interested in the Arctic. The lectures will take place online between 17 January and 7 February 2023. 

The lecture series is also open for researchers of the University of Lapland. In order to receive the participation link, please contact the organizers. Welcome!

Further information:

University researcher Marjo Lindroth, marjo.lindroth(at)
University lecturer Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, heidi.sinevaara-niskanen(at)